Related news The ruling followed an application from the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) seeking an order to ensure that Thalbinder Singh Poonian and Shailu Poonian wouldn’t avoid monetary sanctions as a result of their bankruptcy.In 2015, the BCSC ordered the Poonians to pay more than $19 million in penalties and disgorgement after the commission found that the pair had engaged in market manipulation.Want more immediate, memorable insights? Listen to this Soundbites episode, featuring John Yanchus, tax and estate planning consultant with Canada Life.According to the court’s decision, the Poonians owe more than $25 million to creditors, including $4.3 million to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), in addition to the BCSC sanctions. Their bankruptcy trustee has recovered less than $3,200 from the Poonians’ assets.In 2020, the Poonians sought a discharge from bankruptcy absolving them of their debts, which was opposed by the BCSC and the CRA. That application was dismissed.The court that heard the BCSC application said the Poonians argued that the penalties imposed by the BCSC aren’t equivalent to sanctions imposed by a court, and shouldn’t survive bankruptcy proceedings.However, the court rejected the argument, saying it was “satisfied that the Poonians’ actions were morally unacceptable and harmful to society, such that they should not be rewarded with a release of those debts through the statutory discharge under the [bankruptcy law]. “ Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Keywords Bankruptcy, EnforcementCompanies Canada Revenue Agency, British Columbia Securities Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton Sanctions handed down by securities regulators don’t disappear with bankruptcy proceedings, a British Columbia court has ruled.The Supreme Court of B.C. issued a decision confirming that monetary penalties and disgorgement orders from regulatory proceedings are exempt from a bankruptcy discharge. 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 3, 2006 A small grounds shed used by the Housing Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder to store lawn mowers, small tractors, irrigation equipment and other grounds maintenance equipment was destroyed by fire this afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, however one member of the Housing Department staff is under observation for signs of possible smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished by the Boulder Fire Department. The fire started about 1:20 p.m. when a grounds worker turned on a small tractor in the shed at the Faculty-Staff Apartments at 19th and Athens streets. The shop was located west of 19th Street and the Boulder Creek bicycle-pedestrian path. A mechanical problem in the tractor is believed to have ignited the fire, though exactly how the fire began is not yet known, said CU Police Chief Joe Roy. The fire burned quickly because of the presence of gasoline in several hand and riding lawn mowers, Roy said. No other gasoline was stored in the shed. The extent of damage has not been determined but the building and its contents were estimated to be 75 percent destroyed. Although equipment will need to be replaced it is unlikely that the 60-year-old building will be rebuilt. Roy said the fire was not related to two small lab fires that occurred in the last two weeks.
The muscles of all organisms have the same basic design, consisting of densely packed arrays of the basic contractile elements known as molecular motors. Movement comes about as a result of a sequence of three conformational changes. Photo credit: Steve Elliott / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).Editor’s note: We are pleased to present a series adapted from biologist Michael Denton’s book, Fire-Maker: How Humans Were Designed to Harness Fire and Transform Our Planet, from Discovery Institute Press. Find the whole series here. Dr. Denton’s forthcoming book, The Miracle of the Cell, will be published in September. [E]ach basic working component in the muscle cell is an individual protein molecule consisting of a long tail and short head rather like an elongated tadpole, known as a myosin motor. Movement comes about as a result of a sequence of three conformational changes. First, the myosin head attaches itself to another long fibrillar molecule known as actin… Second… the head bends suddenly — the power stroke — and this bending causes the myosin molecule and the actin to move in opposite directions. Third… the head unbends and attaches itself to the actin… The sequence is repeated again, and gradually, via a series of small steps, the two molecules slide past each other.1 All muscle contraction we know about is based on sliding filaments of actin and myosin, and if we could pack more filaments into a given cross-sectional area, the force would be increased. This is most unlikely because the diameter of the filaments is determined by the size of protein molecules that make up the filaments, and their size is probably determined by the requirement of the molecular mechanism.4 TagsActinconformational changescontractile elementsfilamentsFire-Maker seriesintelligent designmolecular motorsmuscle cellmuscle contractionmuscle fibrilsmusclesmyosin headNature’s Destinypower strokeprotein molecules,Trending Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Notes “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide From consideration of the geometrical constraints on the size and movement of the myosin heads, it is likely that no further improvement in muscle power can be achieved by increasing the density of packing of the myosin motors. They are packed as tightly as possible!3 As Schmidt-Nielsen points out, it is unreasonable to expect that this mechanism could be improved to provide a greater force per cross sectional area, for the maximal force should be related to the number of filaments that can be packed within that area, and this again depends on the size of the protein molecules that make up the filaments: Increasing the power of muscles by increasing the force of the individual power strokes that each myosin head makes as it bends and pushes on the actin fiber is also difficult to envisage. Recent measurements of the force of an individual power stroke show that this is about three piconewtons, and this is already several times greater than the strength of individual weak bonds.5 Because it is the weak bonds that hold all the cells constituents together, including the components of the myosin motor and the actin fiber on which it pushes, it is impossible to increase the force of the power stroke to any significant degree or each stoke would cause damage not only to the myosin motor itself but also to other delicate adjacent structures in the cell, including the actin fiber. As I described in Nature’s Destiny, Chapter Eleven: Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Michael Denton, Nature’s Destiny (New York: The Free Press, 1998), 245.Steven M. Block, “Nanometres and Piconewtons: the Macromolecular Mechanisms of Kinesin,” Trends in Cell Biology 5 (1996): 169-175. R. Anthony Crowther, Raúl Padron, Roger Craig, “Arrangement of the Heads of Myosin in Relaxed thick Filaments from Tarantular Muscle,” Journal of Molecular Biology 184 (1985): 429-439. Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment. 5th ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), Chapter Ten.Ibid.Robert Simmons, “Molecular motors: Single-molecule mechanics,” Current Biology 6, (1996): 392-394. See also Block, op. cit. For strength of weak bonds see Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Keith Roberts, Martin Raff, Peter Walter, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3rd ed. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994), 90-92. For energy levels in kJ of myosin cross bridges see William F. Harrington, “On the Origin of the contractile force in skeletal muscle,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 76 (1979): 5066-5070. For energy levels of affinity bonds composed of multiple weak bonds, see J.M. Batz, and R.A. Cone, “The Strength of Non-Covalent Biological Bonds and Adhesions by Multiple Independent Bonds,” Journal of Theoretical Biology 142 (1990): 163-178; François Amblard, Charles Auffray, Rafick Sekaly, Alain Fischer, “Molecular analysis of antigen-independent adhesion forces between T and B lymphocytes,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 91 (1994): 3628-3632. Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Recent work has also shown that each myosin head moves about 8 nanometers with each power stroke and that the heads are stacked in the muscle fibrils in a helical conformation about 14 nanometers apart.2 Each of these tiny units has the same strength, so they exert the same “pulling” force per cross sectional area. Intelligent Design Appreciating the Design of Human MusclesMichael DentonAugust 11, 2020, 6:24 AM Michael DentonSenior Fellow, the Center for Science & Culture and the Center on Human ExceptionalismMichael Denton holds an M.D. from Bristol University, as well as a Ph.D. in biochemistry from King’s College in London. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, Denton has had a critical impact on the debate over Darwinian evolution.Follow MichaelProfile Share Tightly Packed Indeed Recommended Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Tomorrow, “What if Our Muscles Were Less Powerful?” Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All
Veterans Nicole Tiamzon, Kathy Bersola, Suzanne Roces, and Amy Ahomiro led the way for Lady Spikers on Monday night to bounce back from a four-set defeat to Lady Eagles on Sunday in Iloilo City.Lady Spikers jumped to an early 6-0 lead in the opening set on hits by Tiamzon and Bersola. Lady Eagles tried to keep it close but Lady Spikers went on a huge finishing run to take a 25-16 set win.Unlike in the opening set, both teams had a tight exchange in the second frame before Lady Eagles surged to a 23-19 lead but Lady Spikers bounced back to force a deadlock at 26-all. Two straight errors by Lady Eagles gave the set to Lady Spikers.In the third set, Lady Eagles went on an early surge to build a lead as high as 22-13 on hits by Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino. But Lady Spikers managed to threaten to within 24-19 before Lady Eagles claimed the set on a Jhoanna Maraguinot hit.Lady Spikers started strong in the fourth set behind Bersola and Tiamzon but Lady Eagles managed to keep it close on hits by De Leon. Lady Spikers then went on a huge finishing run behind Ahomiro, Roces and Bersola to close the match.Just like in the Iloilo City game, the Lady Spikers-Lady Eagles match was extended to a fifth set, which was dominated by Lady Eagles behind veterans De Leon, Maraguinot, Tolentino, and Deanna Wong.Exhibition match organizer Ruding Villaruz said he was elated by the outcome of the two exhibition matches and promised to organize more similar events.“Madamo gid nga salamat sa Ilonggos and Bacolodnons for the support they showed. Rest assured we will organize more exhibition matches like this,” said Villaruz./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Perlas avenges Iloilo loss in Bacolod exhibition ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sports-perlas-revenge.jpg’ attachment=’114945′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]PERLAS-BANKO Lady Spikers exacted revenge on Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles by winning three of the five sets in an exhibition game at STI-West Negros University gym in Bacolod City.